Safety IV device demand grows


Intravenous products: report “A new market research report, “U.S. Infection Prevention Products & Services,” from projects that the total demand for infection prevention products and services will increase 4.5 percent annually through 2013. Growth will partially reflect the impact of new government legislation and changing health insurance reimbursement policies aimed at reducing the incidence of healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs). Gains will also be driven by efforts to reduce the incidence of HAIs in healthcare and life science institutions, prompting upgrades to standards involving patient and staff hygiene and protection, facility cleaning and disinfection, device and instrument sterilization and medical waste collection and disposal.

According to the report, safety-enhanced devices for IV and injectable drug delivery and in vivo fluid withdrawal, along with high-quality apparel, textiles and disinfectants for surgical procedures, will remain the top selling groups of infection prevention products. An increasing percentage of the syringes, catheters, IV administration sets, blood collection supplies and other disposable sharp instruments employed by the medical community will incorporate safety components designed to prevent accidental needlesticks and associated infections after use.”

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